Where to start???
Welcome to the forum. There is TONS and TONS of info right here on Cardschat. For info to get you started, I suggest the Online Poker Guide on this site. You can find it here:
After that you can start on learning poker strategy
It is broken down into many different lessons. All of this is really great info.
I suggest you start with freerolls on the different poker sites
. If you click on the "private" or "special" tab on the different sites, you will see private freerolls sponsored by different groups or forums. Most of the time they have a website associated with them. That is how I found this place. These freerolls usually are much better to play at then the public freerolls where anyone can join. I find the private freerolls have a much better quality of player (in general, but not always). You can learn a lot by playing these. You can also work on building up a bankroll. I played freerolls until I had enough of a bankroll built up to play the micro tables or the cheapest Sit&Gos. By playing those, I increased my bankroll even further.
When I first started, as a typical beginner, I was playing far too many hands and didn't know anything about position. The first goal I set was to just try to make it to the money in the freerolls. It took me quite awhile to make it to my first "cash", but I learned, and improved my game until I did it. Then I tried to make it to the half way mark into the money. Then I tried to make the final table. As my goals increased, my game improved.
I did have a problem when I first started to play cash games and tourneys. I was worried that I was going to loose my whole bankroll that I had worked so long and so hard at accumulating. What helped me was the FTP Academy. You have different challenges to do. I started working on the challenges and stopped focusing on the money so much, and my game improved even further.
For example, just today I found I was missing one task in one of the challenges, so I entered a SnG to complete that challenge (9 handed non turbo SnG). I ended up winning the game, but I would not have even entered the SnG had it not been for the Academy Challenge.
As my bankroll has increased, the stakes I play at have also increased. I find that I am not so "worried" now when I enter cash games/tourneys. I do find that the higher the stakes, the better quality of play you will find at the tables, so the more you will learn.
Read all you can, and practice, practice, practice! You will find you will slowly get better and better.
Good luck and hope to see you on the felts.